A Life In Dirty Movies

A Life In Dirty Movies Release Date: September 19, 2014

A Life in Dirty Movies is a love story about legendary sexploitation director Joe Sarno, “the Ingmar Bergman of 42nd Street,” and his loyal wife and collaborator Peggy.

The documentary follows the Sarnos for a year, as 88-year old Joe struggles to get a new film project off the ground – a female-centric softcore film that harkens back to the style of his heyday as a filmmaker in the 1960s.

As audiences tag along for the eventful and often hilarious journey between wintery Manhattan and the couple’s summer retreat in Sweden, the film’s intimate perspective reveals a filmmaker on the verge of being rediscovered in his golden years.

Intercut is a look back to the evolution of softcore films seen as racy in their day into unmistakable hardcore porn that all but put Sarno and his artform out of business.

A Life In Dirty Movies chronicles Joe Sarno’s place in film history as an erotic auteur, and whose ambitions as a filmmaker often surpassed the needs of the genre he helped define.

A Life in Dirty Movies is a portrait of a unique couple who follow their passion in life – onscreen and off.

A Life In Dirty Movies Trailer

Genres: BiographyDocumentary
Directed By: Wiktor Ericsson
Runtime: 80 minutes
Studio: Film Movement
MPAA Rating Unrated